Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for MPLS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited MPLS over the 6 months to 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 92 104
Rank change year-on-year +4 +12 -32
Contract jobs citing MPLS 9 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.63% 0.53% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.69% 3.20% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Birmingham median daily rate £300 £300 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -33.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £226 £278 £418
90th Percentile £320 £406 £468
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.25 £13.95 -
% change year-on-year +2.13% - -

MPLS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 192 250 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 13.49% 16.53% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 189 146
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% +22.14%
10th Percentile £166 £155 £204
90th Percentile £488 £488 £541
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 7
Birmingham median hourly rate £21.00 £13.93 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.75% -12.94% -8.57%
10th Percentile £16.72 £9.93 £12.07
90th Percentile £42.50 £27.70 £27.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.92 £24.98 £21.50
% change year-on-year -32.28% +16.19% +22.86%

MPLS
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing MPLS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for MPLS in Birmingham

MPLS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

MPLS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing MPLS in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for MPLS in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing MPLS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for MPLS.

1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) CCNP
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
4 4 (44.44%) Juniper
4 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
4 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) SSL
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 3 (33.33%) F5
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) iptables
6 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (22.22%) Email Filtering
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) LDAP
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) FTP
6 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) CCIE

MPLS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) VPN
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (44.44%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) VoIP
4 4 (44.44%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) OSPF
5 3 (33.33%) SSL
6 2 (22.22%) Asterisk PBX
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) FTP
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
6 2 (22.22%) Network Security
6 2 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (22.22%) Sourcefire
6 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (22.22%) Wireless
7 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Email Filtering
2 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Change Control
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL V3
3 1 (11.11%) Line Management
3 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Open Source
3 1 (11.11%) Security Management
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) CCNP
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CCIE
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCSA
3 1 (11.11%) CCSE
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIP
3 1 (11.11%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) iptables
1 2 (22.22%) Postfix
1 2 (22.22%) Samba
1 2 (22.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco UCCX
1 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
1 1 (11.11%) Nessus
1 1 (11.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) NEC
5 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 1 (11.11%) Riverbed